Organisation : Election Commission of Pakistan
Facility : Verify/check their vote from 90 million plus voters database
Location : Pakistan
8300 SMS Service Since 29th February 2012 :
Verify/Check Vote :
The Election Commission of Pakistan had launched an innovative SMS service to facilitate 120 million plus mobile customers to verify/check their vote from 90 million plus voters database.
Election Commission of Pakistan Form A Addition : www.electionin.org/1.html
A user can send his/her Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) number without hyphens & spaces via SMS to 8300 at anytime from anywhere in the country. After sending the SMS, the voter would subsequently receive a message containing their nic, location (electoral area), name of polling station and the serial number of vote registered in the Electoral Rolls.
This SMS verification service, in collaboration with cellular operators, happens to be world’s largest verification service of any kind. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has won INTERNATIONAL AWARD on Wednesday 4th December, 2013, as an International Parliamentary Organization ICPS acknowledged ECP’s Services for the innovative use of technology (i.e. 8300 SMS Service) in Electoral Process. This Win was announced at the International Electoral Awards 2013 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Rs. 2/- plus tax per verification.
How to Use :
Compose a new SMS from your mobile and write your 13 digits Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) number without hyphens & spaces i.e. 1234576789101.
Send this SMS to 8300.
You will receive an SMS within seconds from ECP containing your electoral details. It will be as follows:
You will get the voter details like that.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is launching the World’s biggest voters’ Short Message Service (SMS) of 85 million voters throughout the country on 29th February 2012 at 11:00 AM. The ceremony will be held in the ECP’s Secretariat Islamabad.
By using this service, the eligible voters would be able to send Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number on 8300 and in response, the voter would get the voting details like CNIC No., Electoral Area name, Block Code, Tehsil/District and Serial Number.
In order to protect the privacy of a voter, the name, parentage and home address would not be shown in the SMS.
This hi-tech technology has got various advantages like voter could get all the information regarding his/her vote within seconds. This service would minimize the possibility of errors in the Final Electoral Rolls. Apart from the display centres, this service could be considered as Virtual Display Centres where the voters sitting anywhere in the country, be able to check his/her vote’s detail.
Now it is the duty of every responsible citizen/eligible voter to use this state-of-the-art mobile technology by verifying his/her voting information to ensure credible, transparent and error-free Electoral Rolls